First prime lens -- 24mm or 35mm?

Started Nov 25, 2010 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
Gary Murakami
Regular MemberPosts: 117Gear list
Re: First prime lens -- 24mm or 35mm?
In reply to applefan, Nov 27, 2010

As always, your style affects the choice of focal length. My experience is that I bought the 35L, tried it on a trip, and found it too narrow on a crop camera for my style of travel photograph. On return from the trip, I immediately bought the 24L and it has worked well for travel with a crop camera. The 35L languished until I bought a used 5D.

From the description on your travel photography, I second the recommendation for the 24mmm focal length. On a crop camera you should be happy with either 24L mk1 or mk2.

 Gary Murakami's gear list:Gary Murakami's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS M Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM +36 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow